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About this tune

Jenny Dang the Weaver is widely played in the eastern half of Prince Edward Island.

One of the tune’s first appearances in print was in Neil Stewart’s A Collection of the Newest & Best Reels, or Country Dances, for Violin [. . .] (1761). It subsequently appeared in The Gow Repository (1799), John Surenne’s The Dance Music of Scotland, Kerr’s Merry Melodies (1875), the Athole Collection (1884), and the Skye Collection (1887). Angus Allan Gillis of Cape Breton recorded a version of the tune for Celtic Records in the 1930s.

Notation for this tune as played by “Old Peter” Chaisson is in Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island.

Tune Selections

Chaisson, Peter - 'Old' - Athole Brose / Mrs. Muir MacKenzie / Jenny Dang the Weaver Accompanied by: Ken Perlman, bjo
Northeast Kings
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Chaisson, Peter - 'Young' - Dancing Fingers / Jenny Dang the Weaver Accompanied by: Ken Perlman, bjo
Northeast Kings
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Cheverie, Omar - Jenny Dang the Weaver / Lasses of Stewarton Accompanied by: Randy Cheverie, pno
Northeast Kings
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McDonald, Leonard - Homeward Bound / Jerome's Farewell to Gibraltar / Maid Behind the Bar / Jenny Dang the Weaver Accompanied by: Margaret Ross MacKinnon, pno; Claire McDonald, gtr
Western Queens
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